Brandin Cooks has found a new home as he heads to Houston. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Rams traded Cooks and a future fourth-round pick to the Texans for a second-round pick.
The move is in the wake of the Texans trading DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals. Houston has since signed Randall Cobb to help join Will Fuller and Kenny Stills at receiver.
Cooks had an off year last season as he recorded 583 yards and a career low two touchdowns. He has been the subject of trade rumors since Cooks had a tough season not gelling as well with the offense.
Impact on Cooks Trade
While Houston fans can’t feel good about Cooks replacing Hopkins, Cooks isn’t no slough. Cooks has recorded four 1,000 yard seasons prior to last season. He’s a smaller receiver with break away speed and deep threat ability.
Despite all the moves that the Texans has made, the receiving core overall did improve. Fuller’s injury history forced the Texans to have depth at receiver. That’s where Cobb, Stills, and Cooks comes in. All four of the receivers can play in a starting lineup which makes them look good on paper.
Houston is now back to having one second round pick after trading away the 57th overall pick away to the Rams. No first-round pick leaves Houston using the draft for just depth in their roster.
Another offseason move for Houston has made fans scratch their heads, but Deshaun Watson should know that he has plenty of weapons around him. The offense has fire power and might be considered to be in a better spot than they were last season. This only happens if everyone stays healthy though.